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Is Radical Living the New Legalism?
Marvin Olasky recently asked the question: “Is Paul’s urging to live quietly, mind your own affairs, and work with your hands (1 Thessalonians 4:11) only for losers? Do you feel that you’re wasting your gifts if you “settle” into an ordinary job, get married early and start a family, or live in a small town or suburb?”
Marvin’s comments were a result of a blog post made by Anthony Bradley on the Acton Institute Blog. There Bradley explains that his original thoughts and comments on this subject came out of a “long conversation with a student who was wrestling with what to do with his life given all of the opportunities he had available to him.”
After that conversation Bradley tweeted: Being a “radical,” “missional,” Christian is slowly becoming the “new legalism.” We need more ordinary God and people lovers (Matt 22:36-40).
Well that tweet went viral on social media and started a conversation about the downside of “radical” and “missional” messages. The critique begs the question “Is the push for radical and missional living a new form of legalism?”
Bradley recently wrote an article expounding upon his brief comment. In that article he states: “For too many millennials their greatest fear in this life is being an ordinary person with a non-glamorous job, living in the suburbs, and having nothing spectacular to boast about.”
On the program today, that will be the topic of conversation. When I interview David Platt about his book Radical, I asked him that very question. During the program today, I will air his response.
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